Map to Middleton's Fish Camp and Middleton's Blue Cypress Rentals

Directions to Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals

Here’s how to get to Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals and Blue Cypress Lake:

Use 21704 73rd Manor, Vero Beach 32966 as your GoTo.

Map to Middleton's Fish Camp and Middleton's Blue Cypress Rentals

Map to Middleton’s Fish Camp and Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals from Vero Beach. Click to enlarge.

Please be advised that the fish camp does not keep regular hours.

Bring all your food, drinks, ice, bait, gas and tackle with you because stores are far away.

FROM VERO BEACH:
Drive 30.2 miles, 39 min

Head west on FL-60 W/20th St
Continue to follow FL-60 W, 25.6 mi
Turn right onto Blue Cypress Rd, 4.3 mi

Don’t miss this sign! This is where you turn! Image is view of sign from east to west.

Look for that cell tower! At night it has a flashing light.

Turn right at this sign below, toward 73rd Manor, 0.1 mi
(To reach the boat ramp, go straight; do not turn right).

Turn right at this sign.

73rd Manor is the last road to the right at the edge of the canal.
Continue onto 73rd Manor. Drive slowly. Turn down your stereo.
You will pass our cabins on the water on your left …
drive past the cabins.

Cabins will be on your left as you drive slowly down 73rd Manor. Keep going. Jeanne’s house is the green one at the end of the lane, off to the left, with water and seawalls on 2 sides.

*Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals (Jeanne’s house — green like the cabins) will be at the end of the lane, off to the left. See Jeanne.

Your Hostess

This is your hostess, Jeanne Middleton

map Yeehaw to MBCR

Map of Yeehaw Jct. to Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals.

FROM YEEHAW JUNCTION:
Drive 11.3 miles, 18 min (It’s only 6 miles from the Florida Turnpike to Middleton’s Fish Camp and Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals).

Head southeast on FL-15 S/US-441 S toward FL-60 E, 105 ft

Slight left onto FL-60 E, 6.7 mi

Turn left onto Blue Cypress Rd, 4.3 mi

Coming from Yeehaw Junction, turn left at this sign. Watch for that cell tower. It has lights at night. This is a view of the sign from the east.

 

Turn right toward 73rd Manor, 0.1 mi

Turn right here!

Turn right at this sign. Follow road around to 73rd Manor. That is the last right turn before the canal.

Continue onto 73rd Manor. Please drive slowly. Turn down your stereo.

*Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals (Jeanne’s house — green like the cabins) will be at the end of the lane toward the left.

 

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Ospreys at Blue Cypress Lake

About Blue Cypress Lake

Middleton's Blue Cypress Rentals

Jeanne Middleton is your hostess at Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals

Blue Cypress Lake is one of the most beautiful natural freshwater lakes in Florida, lined with cypress trees and surrounded by small bayous with lily pads, sawgrass and submerged logs and cypress knee near the shores.

The water often appears dark from the tannins in the water that come from sunken and fallen trees.

According to the National Forestry Service website, “Tannins are complex chemical substances derived from phenolic acids (sometimes called tannic acid). They are classified as phenolic compounds, which are found in many species of plants, from all climates and all parts of the globe. They are large molecules that bind readily with proteins, cellulose, starches, and minerals. These resulting substances are insoluble and resistant to decomposition. Tannins occur in many species of coniferous trees as well as a number of flowering plant families. These tannins can leach out of the plants. The water in the soil becomes rich with tannins and seeps into the ground water or drains into lakes and streams. These waters become brown in color and look like tea.”

Early settlers thought the cypress trees looked blue at times, and that is where the lake got its name.

Average depth: 8 feet

Size of Lake: Approximately 6,555 acres and is the headwaters to the St. Johns River

Fish: Mostly Large Mouth Bass, Speckled Perch (Crappie), Bluegills, Shellcrackers and several varieties of Catfish.  Fish attractors have been placed around Blue Cypress Lake in the more open areas of the lake.

Birds: You can spot Bald Eagles, Egret, Great Blue Heron, Hawks, Ospreys, Owls, Storks and more at Blue Cypress Lake.

BEWARE: There are alligators in Blue Cypress Lake! Swimming is not allowed.

Map to Middleton's Fish Camp and Middleton's Blue Cypress Rentals

Map to Middleton’s Fish Camp and Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals.

Location: Blue Cypress Lake, Middleton’s Fish Camp, and Middleton’s Blue Cypress Rentals are located 22 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida, at the end of a rustic 5-mile graded road off SR 60. Blue Cypress Road (don’t blink or you’ll miss it!) winds through fields, wetlands, pastures and farmlands. On your drive, please be polite, drive slowly and carefully, and wave at passersby, as that is the custom in this area.

Blue Cypress Conservation Area Information, here.

The Blue Cypress Lake area is remote. Not Guilligan’s Island remote, but still, there are no real grocery stores nearby, so you should bring everything you can’t get at a convenience store with you. The nearest grocery is 15-20 miles away, and you can only eat so much Spam.

“Primitive camping” (i.e.; no hookups) is available for tent campers and RVs, however space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Register at Middleton’s Fish Camp.

Wifi: None

Cell Coverage: There are few towers in the area, however, some cells do work at Blue Cypress. If you have trouble with your cell, you may be able to pick up a signal if you go outside. Some people have no trouble, and you can spot the others standing on one leg with one arm in the air. Please see the tower map below.

Cell Coverage at Blue Cypress Lake

Chart of Blue Cypress

Chart of Blue Cypress Lake

We are no longer affiliated with Middleton’s Fish Camp, which was sold to Roy Bass in October 2017.

Please bring everything you need to eat, drink, and fish with (including gasoline), with you when you come. There are no stores nearby, and the fish camp does not keep regular hours or supplies.